J L Lennard
Founded in 1879, the JL Lennard Group is a family owned, Australian company which imports and distributes a range of products from world renowned manufacturers in Europe, America
JL Lennard operates throughout Australia as well as New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. In Australia, the JL Lennard Group is made up of four companies supplying packaging machines, graphic arts supplies and equipment; food service equipment and stainless steel engineering.
The client’s brief entailed refurbishment and fitout of a large warehouse in Silverwater for relocation of the head office in North Ryde. A core aim of the brief was to ensure refurbishment
of the façade to represent the corporate identity while presenting an improved entrance for customers. Fitout out of the interior office space required a variety of spaces including
reception, meetings rooms, executive offices, workspaces, service areas, lunch room and amenities (1,100m2).
Careful planning was also required for loading and unloading of heavy vehicles while taking into consideration rack system design and service areas. The warehouse floor also includes a
show room and test facility along with amenities (2,500m2).
The red old warehouse required a major upgrade in terms of its façade system and fire
protec on. The building was striped back to its skeletal frame and re-clad in a combination
of materials chosen for their low maintenance. Materials used in the façade were also
sympathetic to the new function of the building reflecting the corporate identity including a
main entrance which illustrates a modern aesthetic.
Careful planning of the interior allowed executive offices and mee ng rooms along the building
frontage embracing a large work area in the middle which was also bounded by departmental
offices, service zones and amenities.
The remainder of the warehouse was refurbished to create new display rooms, a testing
facility and racking layout. Truck movements were analysed for efficient loading and unloading
in conjunction with the service and racking zones.